The Best John Amos Movies  

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List of the best John Amos movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. John Amos's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top John Amos movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated John Amos movies will be at the top of the list. John Amos has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest John Amos movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining John Amos films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best John Amos role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest John Amos performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list is made up of many different films, including Ricochet and The Players Club.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Amos movies?" and "What are the greatest John Amos roles of all time?"

John Amos is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Tyler Perry, Renny Harlin and John Landis.

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Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz
This film is a 1990 American action film and the second in the series. It was released on July 4, 1990. The film was directed by Renny Harlin. The novel has the same premise but differs ...more
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Julie Benz, Harvey Keitel, Adrienne Barbeau
Two Evil Eyes is a 1990 horror film, written and directed by Dario Argento and George A. Romero. The two had previously worked together on the immensely popular Dawn of the Dead in 1978. The ...more
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Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones
Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars ...more
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Jamie Foxx, Ice Cube, Terrence Howard
The Players Club is a 1998 American comedy/drama film written and directed by Ice Cube, who made his directorial debut and also has a small role in the film. The film stars Bernie Mac, Jamie ...more
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Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, Janet Jones
The Beastmaster is a 1982 fantasy film directed by Don Coscarelli and starring Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, John Amos and Rip Torn. The film was marketed with the tagline "Born with the ...more
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Tim Conway, Frank Gifford, Jan-Michael Vincent
The World's Greatest Athlete is a 1973 American feature film released by Walt Disney Productions. It starred John Amos, Roscoe Lee Browne, Tim Conway, Dayle Haddon, and Jan-Michael Vincent. It ...more
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Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, Tom Sizemore
Lock Up is a 1989 American prison action film directed by John Flynn. The film stars Sylvester Stallone and Donald Sutherland. The film was released in the United States on August 4, 1989.
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Michael Ironside, Lesley-Anne Down, John Amos
Night Trap also known as Mardi Gras for the Devil is a supernatural thriller film directed by David A. Prior and starring Robert Davi, Michael Ironside, John Amos, Mike Starr, Lesley-Anne Down ...more
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Denzel Washington, Ice-T, John Lithgow
Ricochet is a 1991 crime-thriller film, directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak, and Lindsay Wagner. The film details a struggle between a ...more
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Wesley Snipes, Sanaa Lathan, Q-Tip
Disappearing Acts is a 2000 romantic drama directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and stars Sanaa Lathan and Wesley Snipes. The film is an adaptation of the New York Times best-selling novel ...more
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Raven-Symoné, Gary Busey, Norm Macdonald
Dr. Dolittle 3 is a 2006 American family comedy film. It is the third film in the series. This is the first film in the series not to feature Eddie Murphy as Doctor Dolittle or ...more
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Kevin Costner, Jennifer Grey, Alexandra Paul
American Flyers is a 1985 film starring Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul and Janice Rule about bicycle racing. It was directed by John Badham and written by ...more
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John Amos, John Ireland, Robert Fuller
Bonanza: The Next Generation is a 1988 TV-movie sequel to the television series Bonanza. None of the original Cartwrights appears since the entire initial cast, with the exception of Pernell ...more
Countdown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Amos Movies
Countdown John Amos, Viktor Verzhbitsky, Louise Lombard
Countdown is a Russian action movie directed by Yevgeny Lavrentyev with a $7 million budget, which was huge for Russia of that time, and released in Moscow in December 2004. The Federal Security ...more
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Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards, Tyler Perry
Madea's Witness Protection is a 2012 comedy film directed, written, and produced by Tyler Perry. This was the fourteenth film in the Tyler Perry film franchise and the fourth in the Madea ...more
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John Amos, Melvin Van Peebles, Rhetta Hughes
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song is a 1971 American independent drama film, written, produced, scored, directed by, and starring Melvin Van Peebles, father of actor Mario Van Peebles. It tells ...more
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Voodoo Moon Charisma Carpenter, Dee Wallace, Geoffrey Lewis
Voodoo Moon is a 2006 horror film written and directed by comic book artist and writer Kevin VanHook. It aired as a Sunday night movie on the Sci-Fi channel on June 4, 2006.
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John Amos, Michael Nouri, Alex Cord
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Zombie Hamlet Shelley Long, Melora Hardin, Jason Mewes
Zombie Hamlet is a comedy film written by John McKinney and directed by John Murlowski.
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Craig T. Nelson, Robert Loggia, John Amos
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Without a Pass John Amos, Dean Butler, Allison Dean
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The Law Mädchen Amick, Cedric the Entertainer, Donald Faison
The Law is a 2009 tv film directed by Luke Greenfield.
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Peter Fonda, John Amos, Deborah Raffin
Dance of the Dwarfs is a 1983 adventure film directed by Gus Trikonis, loosely based on the book by Geoffrey Household by the same name. It stars Peter Fonda, Deborah Raffin, and John Amos. ...more
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Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Ossie Davis
Let's Do It Again is a 1975 film starring Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby and Jimmie Walker plus an all star black cast. The film, directed by Poitier, is about blue-collar workers who decide to rig ...more
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The Watermelon Heist John Amos, Rudy Ray Moore, Red Grant
The Watermelon Heist is the 2003 comedy film written by Kristine A. Tata and directed by K.C. Amos.